Boy or girl? New research finds that a simple blood test can answer that question for expectant parents at just seven weeks, significantly earlier than results from procedures like ultrasound and with less risk than invasive tests like amniocentesis, which can trigger miscarriage. Families that have a history of gender-linked diseases will undoubtedly welcome the test, since it can help identify at-risk babies early on. But experts worry that some couples will take advantage of the blood screen to select the sex of their child. Ultrasounds that can determine sex are not typically scheduled until the second trimester, while other procedures such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis carry a small risk of miscarriage. Overall, results were correct Accuracy improved with gestational age; after 20 weeks, the test results were near perfect. But even small margins of error may prove too great if parents will end a pregnancy on the basis of the risk of sex-linked diseases like hemophilia, which typically affects males, or if they are seeking a child of one sex over the other.
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